“I definitely do [think Aldo’s using PEDs]. This is something that’s been ongoing, but for him to all of a sudden just drop out — I mean he drops out of a lot of fights — but I think it’s pretty coincidental.”
“The first time I saw that, for me, this is huge in my mind,” said Mendes of Aldo’s comments. “He’s reaching big time. We have never seen Aldo lash out like this; we’ve never seen him lose his temper. I am in his head. I own him right now.
“This is huge for me. This is huge for me getting in there and taking that belt from him. I’ve never seen him talk like this about anybody. He’s being very disrespectful,” Mendes continued. “I’ve never been caught red-handed or anything. It’s funny to me that as soon as the whole random drug testing started popping up, the next day he is injured and out of the fight. If anything, I could throw that in his face, but whatever.”
“So this is the thing: We’ve got all this random drug testing, all this stuff that’s going on, testing for EPO, HGH, all this stuff now — they can get away with that stuff over in Brazil,” said Mendes. “This is why he wants me to be in Brazil and fighting in Brazil, [because] they can do all that kind of stuff there.”
In a recent interview with Sherdog.com, the UFC’s number 1 featherweight contender Chad Mendes discussed his upcoming opponents recent injury cancellation.
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